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New Research Shows Cybersecurity Battleground Shifting to Linux and Web Servers

WatchGuard®’s latest quarterly Internet Security Report reveals that despite an overall drop in malware detection, Linux malware made up more than 36 percent of the top threats identified in Q1 2017. The increased presence of Linux/Exploit, Linux/Downloader and Linux/Flooder attacks highlights the need to protect Linux-based IoT devices and Linux servers from the internet with layered defences. Other key findings ... Read More »

ITSG Goes to HackFu 2016 with MWR InfoSecurity

Not long ago, the Guru received news from MWR InfoSecurity that they were hosting an elite cybersecurity event in the South of England. We sent Dulcie down to see what was happening, as challenges kicked off and 100 experts were tasked with defusing 5 nuclear bombs within 48 hours. To learn more about MWR InfoSecurity, visit: Follow them on ... Read More »

CVE-2016-4171 – Another Flash Zero-Day exploited in targeted attacks

Once again Adobe Flash Player is the target of hackers in the wild. Adobe has released security updates for several of its products announcing that the fix for a critical Flash Player zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2016-4171) exploited in targeted attacks will only be issued later this week. A security fix for the vulnerability is expected to become available starting from June 16. The ... Read More »

White Hat Wifatch Malware Infects Thousands

In today’s news: A story broke over the weekend about a malware called Wifatch – a router virus that is seeking out vulnerable devices and helping secure them! Being described as ethical malware or vigilante malware, what wifatch is doing is infecting thousands of routers and protecting them from more powerful, well known kinds of malware. It even tells hardware ... Read More »

Internal modem can be exploited by malware to gain persistence

Many users totally ignore that LTE/3G modems built into new business laptops and tablets have a dedicated processor and operating system that could be exploited by threat actors to maintain persistent access to a compromised device. The security researchers Mickey Shkatov and Jesse Michael from Intel’s security group in a talk at the DEF CON security conference in Las Vegas demonstrated how ... Read More »

Which Programming Languages Get Used Most At Hackathons?

Picking a programming language to learn can be a stressful task. The trendy language at any given time isn’t necessarily one that anyone will care about in a year, much less the one that’ll get you the best gigs. It’s interesting, then, to see what language programmers turn to when they’ve got their pick of the litter — when they’re ... Read More »

OPSWAT adds support for Linux to their Multi Anti-Malware Scanner Metascan to provide enhanced security, scalability, and usability.

OPSWAT, provider of solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure, today announced the next generation of Metascan, that can be deployed on Linux. Metascan is a multi scanning solution for ISVs, IT admins and malware researchers that detects and prevents known and unknown threats. Metascan for Linux offers improved security and scalability, as well as enhanced usability and a new ... Read More »

Spam-blasting malware infects thousands of Linux and FreeBSD servers

Sophisticated Mumblehard spamming malware flew under the radar for five years. Several thousand computers running the Linux and FreeBSD operating systems have been infected over the past seven months with sophisticated malware that surreptitiously makes them part of a renegade network blasting the Internet with spam, researchers said Wednesday. View full story Read More »

Linux and BSD web servers at risk of sophisticated Mumblehard infection

Researchers have revealed a family of Linux malware that stayed under the radar for more than five years. The malware, which ESET have named Linux/Mumblehard is targeting servers running Linux and BSD systems. The primary purpose of this malware is to send spam messages by sheltering behind the reputation of the legitimate IP addresses of the infected machines. “We were able ... Read More »

Wi-Fi Component Flaw Exposes Windows, Linux, OS X Systems

Researchers have identified a vulnerability in wpa_supplicant, the popular Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) supplicant for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, Windows, and various other operating systems. According to an advisory published on Wednesday by Malinen, the supplicant is plagued by a security bug (CVE-2015-1863) that can lead to unexpected program behavior, exposure of memory contents, denial-of-service (DoS), and possibly even arbitrary code ... Read More »